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Economics: Majors & Programs

General Economics

The General Economics Track provides a thorough understanding of the economy and prepares students for immediate employment in analytically demanding professions, as well as graduate study in academic and professional programs.

International Economics

The International Economics Track provides a deeper understanding of the international economy, helping graduates compete in a global economy and preparing them for policy and professional programs with an international focus.

Business Economics

The Bachelor of Science in Business Economics blends knowledge of economics with business skills and offers students an option to make their degree unique to their intended career goals by requiring a minor.

Business Economics: Finance Track

The Business Economics Finance Track provides a strong focus in finance and applied economics. It prepares the student for jobs in finance or general business and for graudate study in business.

Business Economics: Marketing Track

The Business Economics Marketing Track places an emphasis on marketing and applied economics. It prepares the student for employment in marketing or general business and for graduate study in business.

Minors

The Department of Economics offers several minors designed to offer insight into the field for students majoring in other subjects at Armstrong. Students can minor in Economics or Business, depending upon their interests.

NEWS:

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Savannah Economic Growth in 1st Quarter 2017

(June 26, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy returned to healthy growth in the opening quarter of 2017, as the negative effects of Hurricane Matthew dissipated. Employment, airport travel, retail sales and consumer confidence were especially strong during this period, as was record-setting port activity.

Read More Making Connections: Small Business Class Opens Big Doors

(April 19, 2017) – In the Small Business Consulting course taught by Dennis Barber, Ph.D., Armstrong Economics professor and Small Business Institute director, undergraduates gain firsthand experience in Savannah’s small business community, which is a leader in the state.

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Economy Slowed in 4th Quarter

(March 6, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy slowed to a crawl in the closing quarter of 2016, largely due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew. As such, electricity and retail sales, as well as air travel, slipped. However, losses were offset by gains in employment, port activity and hotel room rentals. The area is expected to see healthy growth by mid-year.

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Economy Maintains Pace in 3rd Quarter, Expected to Slow

(January 3, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah metro economy maintained its course of healthy growth through the third quarter of 2016. All current economic indicators increased from the second to third quarter, with the exception of retail trade. However, the forecasting index for the region declined during the quarter, signaling a potential slowdown on the horizon.

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